Liposuction

picture presenting a patient before and after abdominal liposuction

The procedure was first performed in Italy in 1974 by the doctor Giorgio Fisher. In 1977, a french doctor did perform this procedure for the first time as a solution to aesthetic problems.

Patients who decide to undergo this surgery aim for removal of excess fat in particular parts of their bodies (f.e. stomach, hips, legs, chin, neck etc.). Is it important to underline that patients undergoing liposuction should not choose if their main goal is losing fat.
A superior goal of liposuction is not weight loss, but putting a proper harmony between every part of the body.

Liposuction - before the surgery:
It is necessary to carry out all the essential tests required by the surgeon at the first visit. All the test will be carried out on site. It is also important to inform the doctor about any medical problems or medications which are regularly taken. Furthermore, we advise against to smoke before and after the surgery and alcohol intake should be minimised.

Liposuction - surgery:
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia by intubating the patient. This decision, however, will be made at the initial medical consultation with the anesthesiologist.
The surgery lasts usually from 1 to 2,5 hours, but everything depends on the body surface that needs to be operated, as well as on the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Usually the amount of removed fat cannot exceed 3 to 5% of patient's body weight.

Liposuction - after the surgery:
Patient usually stays in the clinic from 24 - 48hrs after the surgery, but it depends on the type of liposuction that the patient underwent. There is planned visit on the next day to assess patient's health condition and to decide about potential hospital discharge.
Liposuction surgery in most cases causes no bigger pain afflictions. If they do occur, however, they are effectively minimised by the painkillers prescribed to the patient by the doctor. There will be scheduled follow up visits, at which the doctor checks patient's recuperation process.
The sutures used for the procedure are either absorbable or classic but the choice is dependant on the length of the patient's stay.
In most cases, right after the operation patient is required to wear special compression garment, which will need to be worn for the expected period of time.

Liposuction - Questions and doubts:
No surgeon can guarantee that the patient will be 100% happy and satisfied with the results of the surgery. Every specialist's work is based on his own experience and professionalism, but the effects of the surgery can sometimes not go together with the expectations.
Every surgery needs to be certified, meaning confirmed that it had been performed with all rules and regulations, but the satisfaction can depend on other factors, not necessarily related to medical aspects.
This must be said in order to indicate pros and cons before the surgery.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • When will I be able to return to normal daily activities?

  • After only 2-3 days patient can return to normal daily activity but too much exertion is not indicated. After around 7-10 days patient can return to his work life. In first few days after the surgery, the loss of serum fluid is possible, as well as swelling and itching in operated areas.

  • If and when will I be able to return to sport?

  • Of course yes, after 3 weeks some light exercises can be started. And after 4-5 weeks full sport activity is possible again.

  • Can I sunbathe after liposuction?
  • Of course yes, but the surgeon decides how long the patient needs to stay away from the sun (usually few weeks).

  • When do I see the final effect of liposuction surgery?

  • Every surgery has its own rules and it is hard to generalise everything but usually first results of liposuction can be noticed after around 3 to 4 months after the surgery.

    Liposuction is not intended for people who suffer from obesity and problems with being overweight, who want this procedure to help them lose weight. It is performed only to remove fat excess in some particular parts of the body.

    In order to find out more information regarding the surgery and everything concerning liposuction, please feel free to contact us via email or by phone. We will be more than happy to provide you with all the details you need.

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Why to choose us for your plastic surgery and dental treatment

1. The costs of the treatment significantly lower than in the UK, without reducing its quality (experienced, professional doctors and hospitals/clinics equipped with the newest technology devices and machines).

2. Reduced waiting time for the procedures with all inclusive packages available.

3. Very convenient travel with direct flights from all over the Europe (and World!) - only less than 2 hours flight from the UK.

4. Perfect place for post-operative recovery with many touristic and quiet places. Everyone will find something suitable for themselves.

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